STYLE GURU STYLE: Falling for Denim

With the buzz of New York Fashion Week slowly coming to an end, there’s no denying that many of the trends we saw for the upcoming spring 2016 season are currently alive and well for fall.

I am not one to jump in with two feet when it comes to runway trends. For the average college student and their rather casual lifestyle, many of these trends are unachievable or just down right intimidating. They are either not comfortable enough for class, or maybe they are a little too dramatic for your 8:00 a.m. statistics class. Let’s be honest, if you don’t reside on a necessarily high fashion campus, you might just look a little out of place in shoulder pads and sky-high sandal platforms (as much as we’d all wish we wouldn’t).

In order to find the more approachable side of Fashion Week, I took to a different part of the globe. Looking into the Ready To Wear collections coming out of London, Faustine Steinmetz’s spring 2016 ready-to-wear is the college student’s dream for edgy, yet affordable runway fashion. With grunge-inspired frayed denim and monochromatic undertones, Steinmetz’s looks are possibly one of the easiest runway trends to achieve on a low budget. All you need is a pair of scissors, right? I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the beautiful pieces of nature incorporated into each of these looks as well. The pops of natural green and crisp flowers add the perfect touch of bohemian. Pair with the urban elements Steinmetz explored in the textures of denim, and you have a Fashionista’s dream come true. There’s something very sleek and sophisticated about finding ways to “chic” up your denim. And yes, I just used chic as a verb.

To create a similar outfit to look number three in Steinmetz’s collection, I grabbed a few very versatile pieces in my closet and reworked them with the high-low proportions in mind. Paying close attention to texture, I started out with a gray sweater dress. Paired with an oversized denim jacket, the look was quickly tied together with a very casual, cool vibe. It would be so easy to snip off the cuffs on the arms for a much more destroyed look as well. In fact, I really had to hide the scissors from myself for this one. Something as simple as some frayed ends would accomplish Steinmetz’s feel even more. Keeping with the monochromatic look, I threw on a comfortable pair of white slips-ons to ensure comfort and of course, style. Now if only I could find someone to make me a daisy chain to wear around my head…

Get My Look: 1. A mid length or mini dress. Texture is key here! 2. A cool denim jacket. 3. The perfect sneaker.